Tag Archives: red wine

2009 Finca Sobreno Wine Review


This Spanish red wine definitely exceeded our expectations. It can be purchased for around $15 and it certainly worth a try.

Aged in oak barrels from grapes of the Tinto de Toro variety this is a very smooth spicy and oakey tasting wine as soon as you pull the cork. I would certainly recommend this wine when you can find it.

The XPRT wine review rating 92 out of 100.

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2011 Portal Colheita Douro Red Wine, Wine Review


Wine Spectator rated this at 92 points. Not quite sure it is that good. The Portal is from grapes in Portugal. It is definitely a full bodied wine with a hint of spice and really bright red fruits.

At under $17 it is worth a try. I would suggest letting it breath for at least 15-20 minutes.

The XPRT wine review rating is 90 out of 100.

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Enclace 2011 Pure Napa Valley Red Wine Review


This is a very basic red wine that you can generally find around $10. Lots of fruit and not a whole lot of complexity. If you are looking for a basic red this is a good fill in.

The XPRT wine review rating 84 out of 100.

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Yaso 2012 Toro Wine Review


Produced from vines planted in 1985, growing in zone 2 of Spain in the Toro wine region in clay and limestone.

We found this wine at Costco for around $10 and could not pass it up.  Wine Advocate rates it a 93 which I would agree with.

This is what I would call a basic red, not overpowering and with a very smooth finish.  Let it breath for about 30 minutes if you can, as it will make a difference.

Definitely pick up a bottle if you see it.

The XPRT wine review rating 92 out of 100.

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2011 Dark Hundred Red Wine Review


One word, wow, this wine was fantastic the minute we pulled the cork and only got better as it breathed. Very smooth with a great clean finish. This is one of those wines that would go well with just about any food.

Vinted and bottled in Sonoma County and well under $20 at retail you should stock up on this the first chance you get.

The XPRT wine review rating 93 out of 100.

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2009 Villa Antinori Toscana Wine Review


Wanted to try a new Italian wine and this one was it. This 2009 Toscana was great out of the first glass. Letting it breathe made it even better.

Very smooth with a very solid red wine taste with a hint of cherry. The wine is produced with autochthon and international grapes traditionally grown in Tuscany in this vineyard. At under $20 this is a must have.

The XPRT wine review rating 90 out of 100.

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